Defence of Human Rights

WHO WE ARE

our vision

A world without enforced disappearances, injustices and where the enforced disappeared are reunited with their loved ones.

our mission

Defence of Human Rights is an organization that provides legal aid, psycho-social accompaniment, economic support, campaign, and lobbying for policy recommendations regarding the issue of enforced disappearances in Pakistan to victims of torture, through active engagement with the stakeholders.

goal for the next 3 years

In the next three years, DHR will have increased access to justice for the families of the disappeared through the improved image of DHR with domestic and international spaces while engaging with the families of the disappeared for ensuring their financial and psychosocial well being.

our history

Defence of Human Rights and Public Service trust, shortly DHR Pakistan, is an independent non-governmental, non-profit organization that was born out of personal experience of deprivation of human rights of the victims of enforced disappearance, which is a form of torture not only for the victims but for the families of the victims as well.

Our prime work involves striving for freedom, democracy and the rule of law through a three step strategy i.e. research, awareness and action (such as providing legal and economic aid) for the victims of enforced disappearance and torture. Providing such aid is possible only in a democratic political system in which the government is accountable to its own people; the rule of law prevails; freedoms of expression, association, belief, and respect for the rights of everyone irrespective of creed or caste or religion are guaranteed. Non-violent civic initiative is the tool DHR depends upon to reach a point where no one can stand in the way of individual freedom.

our team

Saad Saleem

President
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Wahaj-us-saraj

Vice President
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Mahmood Khokhar

Secretary General
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Amina Masood Janjua

Chairperson DHR
Kamran Minhas Deputy General Secretary

Kamran Minhas

Deputy Secretary General
Aishah Masood Project Coordinator_

Aishah Masood

Project Coordinator & campaign staff
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Sara Mubeen

Documentation Staff & Family Coordinator

Nimra Haq Legal Staff

Nimra Haq

Legal Staff
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Sabha Munir

Communications & Marketing Officer 

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Aftab Ali Shah

KPK Coordinator
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Advocate Imtaiz Haider

Legal Advisor
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Advocate Umer Gilani

Legal Advisor

OUR PARTNERS